Chambers Europe, an influential annual review of the European legal market, recognizes in its 2021 guide 23 Asters' lawyers – the largest number in a single Ukrainian law firm. Asters is the only Ukrainian law firm recognized by the research in all surveyed practices.
Asters' recognitions have been highlighted in the 2021 guide in the following way:
Asters' Banking & Finance "market-leading team with a longstanding reputation" is ranked in the highest Band 1. The publication praises Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioner (the highest possible individual rank), whose "charisma and authority work towards positive results." The edition highly esteems partner Iryna Pokanay praising her as a "solid professional." The research also distinguishes partner Roman Stepanenko and counsel Gabriel Aslanian.
Competition/Antitrust (Band 1). Asters' competition and antitrust team remains "a top choice" for "blue-chip international clients from a variety of sectors". Partner Igor Svechkar is "widely lauded by market sources as a leading force in Ukrainian competition market." Partner Alexey Pustovit is recognized for his expertise in obtaining merger clearances and assisting with international trade matters. Partner Oleksandr Voznyuk "enters the rankings on the bank of strong market recognition."
In Corporate/M&A Chambers Europe 2021 acclaims Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioner. Partner Vadym Samoilenko is also highly commended for "a long track record in working on corporate governance, compliance and joint ventures matters". The research highlights partner Oleg Boichuk for his "understanding of deal structure".
Asters' Dispute Resolution team, an "outstanding department with impressive bench depth", has been recommended by Chambers Europe 2021.
In International Dispute Resolution the review praises as eminent practitioners Asters' co-managing partners Serhii Sviriba "known for his vast amount of experience" and Oleksiy Didkovskiy for his "strategic assistance in high-impact international disputes." "Known for his market-leading expertise" partner Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi "attracts praise for his client-oriented approach". Counsel Dmytro Shemelin is also recommended.
In Domestic Dispute Resolution partner Gleb Bialyi is recognized for "a deep understanding of Ukrainian issues" and partner Andriy Pozhidayev "advances in the rankings as a result of positive market feedback and increasing visibility".
In White-Collar Crime "responsive, analytical and solution-focused" partner Sergiy Grebenyuk is "highly regarded for advising high-profile business people as well as large international companies." "An extremely hard worker" counsel Orest Stasiuk "enters the rankings on the back of strong feedback."
In Energy & Natural Resources Asters' "esteemed team" is ranked in Band 1, while partner Yaroslav Petrov is "well recognized for advising on all aspects of renewable energy projects". Partner Tamara Lukanina is recognized "for assisting oil and gas clients with regulatory matters" and counsel Anzhelika Livitska is distinguished for "assisting with renewables projects, as well as with construction."
Asters' "noteworthy" Intellectual Property practice is highly esteemed, while partner Julia Semeniy is recognized for her "broad work portfolio, including trade mark and patent registration, IP enforcement and infringement disputes."
Asters is also highly recommended in:
- Restructuring/Insolvency as a "notable" team that "understands the market and the processes which influence the market." Partner Iryna Pokanay is ranked;
- Real Estate as "a notable team representing mostly international companies" with partner Roman Kostenko as a ranked lawyer;
- Tax with sources applauding Asters' "holistic approach". Partner Constantin Solyar is recognized;
- Employment with clients commending the team's "commercial acumen".
Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2021 recognizes 23 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.